Psyllium in its original form is a plant (Plantago ovata) which presents itself as strong fibre. As such, it is effectively a dried herb common in India. As a fibre, Psyllium husk can act as a gentle yet effective laxative. Psyllium absorbs water quickly and becomes thick and viscous, which makes it resit to the digestion in the small intestine.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
INGREDIENTS: 100% plantago ovata.
ALLERGENS: No known allergens.
Packed on premises that handles nuts (including peanuts), sesame, products containing dairy, soya and products containing gluten.
STORAGE: Cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Energy (kcal) 378
Protein (g) 0
Fat (g) 0
incl. saturates (g) 0
Carbs (g) 88.9
incl. sugars (g) trace
Fibre (g) 77.8
Salt (g) 0
HOW TO ENJOY
Psyllium has a culinary peculiarity - it perfectly absorbs moisture, while forming a gel-like mass. This makes it a key ingredient in low-carb and gluten-free baked goods. Psyllium can also be added to traditional baked goods for lightness, increased fiber content and reduced calories.
For a detox, take it with warm water and lemon in the morning. Alternatively, fortify your breakfast cereals with a pinch of these husks. The maximum dose of 10 grams per day requires the intake of at least 2.5 litres of water, which is why it seems unjustified.
A dose of 2 grams per day with two glasses of water, taking into account the total amount of water per day is at least a litre, may be sufficient to ensure good digestion.